Oakland County Michigan Works! Virtual Career Workshops

Oakland County Michigan Works! is offering free virtual career workshops. These workshops are a series of interactive, virtual workshops on multiple dates, led by trained advisors who will help you prepare for your next career opportunity. Click here to visit the Oakland County website to register for workshops.

To register for an event, click on the "Register Here" link
next to the date in the left hand column.


To view event descriptions, click on the links below.

Empowering Baby Boomers

Boomers grew up at a time of dramatic social change from 1946 - 1964. This workshop is designed specifically for them, focusing on job search techniques, strategies, and the unique life experiences that make them who they are.
( 2 hour workshop)

Leverage Your LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional social media platform, filled with millions of people waiting to connect! In this workshop, you'll learn how to optimize your profile and use the system like a pro. From joining groups to searching jobs, we'll cover it all. (1.5 hour workshop)

Generating Advantage Through Branding

Personal branding is a marketing strategy focused on your most important product: you! It's not enough to create a LinkedIn profile and hope for the best. A lot of thought and work goes into creating and maintaining a personal brand. Join this session and learn the steps to a successful branding strategy today!
(2.5 hour workshop)

Rock Your Next Interview!

Need to brush up on your interviewing skills? Learn how to prepare for and take the stress out of your next interview.
(2 hour workshop)

Techie Tools For Your Job Search

There are a ton of valuable resources at your fingertips to help streamline and modernize your job search efforts, but many people don't kow how to use them to their full advantage. Google Drive, Grammarly, WiseStamp, and more! Join us and learn how to maximize your efforts in all the right places and showcase your technology skills to an employer.
(1.5 hour workshop)

Where Are All The Jobs?!?

Finding a job isn't as easy as it used to be. Are you looking in all the right places? Discover all the platforms employers are using to post jobs these days and how to catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters!
(2 hour workshop)

Networking Hands-On

This workshop will allow you to practice your networking skills. Networking Essentials is a required prerequisite.
(2 hour workshop)

Take Your Job Search Social!

Facebook and Twitter are great platforms to find jobs and showcase your industry expertise! Don't believe me? Come see how these social media sites can expand your job search and help position you as a top contributor in your field.
(2.5 hour workshop)

A Career to Last a Lifetime

Training for a new career and/or changing careers is risky business. If you are thinking about a career change, let us help you lessen the risk by building a successful road map to navigate your way.
(2 hour workshop)

Post-Career Change Transition

Already retrained, recertified or upgraded your skills for a new career and still not having luck getting your foot in the door? We will help you create a road map to navigate your way. (This workshop is designed for those who have completed the training necessary to qualify for the new occupation they are targeting.)
(2 hour workshop)

Resumes Reimagined

Resumes have changed a lot over the years...are you up to date with what employers are looking for? Join us to discover how to customize your resume for the modern job search and highlight your skills to make you stand out as THE sought-after candidate!
(2.5 hour workshop)

Resume Writing 2

Resume Writing 1 workshop is a required prerequisite.
(2 hour workshop)

Waiver of UI Eligibility Session

No earlier than 2 - 3 weeks before the beginning of each semester, contact us to set up an appointment to complete the required forms and apply for a waiver from the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Visit our Unemployment/Register for Work webpage for more details.

A Career to Last a Lifetime | Empowering Baby Boomers | Generating Advantage Through Branding | Leverage Your LinkedIn | Resumes Reimagined | Rock Your Next Interview! | Take Your Job Search Social! | Techie Tools For Your Job Search | Waiver of UI Eligibility Session

Career Assistance Program
(Priority will be given to Oakland County residents)

Our Career Assistance Program provides an opportunity to work with a Career Advisor for individualized career planning/guidance, including resume review, job search support, exploring training opportunities, and interview preparation. Note: Training programs must be completed in 12 months or less. 

Registration is completed via email - once processed/approved; you will be able to schedule the first appointment with your Career Advisor/Planner either in-person or virtually! Individuals interested in the Career Assistance Program can register below. Once you register, you will receive an email from a staff member within 24 - 48 hours.

LinkedIn Profile Picture Day
Need some help taking a professional profile picture for your LinkedIn account? We can help! Come in and have us take your photo for you.

Contact Janette Coneff to set up an individual appointment at 248-823-5137.

Please Note:
Pre-registration is required for most workshops, orientations and events. To register, click on the date you are interested in on the left hand column.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled workshop, please contact the Center at 248-823-5101 to cancel your reservation.

*When the Troy School District is closed due to inclement weather, please call ahead to make sure the office is open and your workshop has not been cancelled.

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A proud member of the American Job Center Network
Funded by the Oakland County Workforce Development Board and the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan
Division of the Troy School District * Equal Opportunity Employer/Program 
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